[Advaita-l] In defense of Advaita and Vivarta-Vada
sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 09:12:52 CST 2013
Thank you for your feedback. This was written on an impulse in reply to
someone who was criticizing Advaita. :) I would definitely go through the
reference you have provided. Can you tell me which book does "P Y S" refer
If anybody want to use my write ups for collection and posting at one
place, they can do so. In my blog Understanding Hinduism, I do try to note
down my thoughts on various aspects of Hinduism.
About Varna, you are right.But, today the system is so much corrupted and
people have forsaken Dharma that, Birth no longer is in line with Guna.
This is something I had written on it-
On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sridhar ji,
> Nice writeup.
> Instead of 'intelligent cause' some use the word 'efficient cause'. Perhaps
> if possible, we can give proofs of 2 levels
> 1. P.Y.S. 2.22
> 2. Br. Up. 1.3.1-6, specially 1.3.6 says different levels of truth.
> Advaita says that dual world is visible due to ignorance (avidya). Advaita
> does not say that one should not remove ignorance.
> Then there is BG 18.66 in which our AcArya says
> 18.66 Sarva-dharman, all forms of rites and duties: *Here the word dharma
> (righteousness) includes adharma (unrighteousness) as well*;
> Tai. Up. 1.11 Satyam Vada Dharma Cara is als onicely explained as one
> should not renounce vedic rites and rituals before maturity.
> In BG 18.41 BhASya, our AcArya says - VarNa is by guNa, but guNa is
> inherited by birth, which is accepted by Vaishnava AcArya-s like Sri
> Ramanuja, etc.
> It is said that mere logical reasoning does not help. The experience of
> Self is must. It is called as aparokxAnubhUtI. Our AcArya has written a
> prakaraNa granth with this name.
> May be above points can help you.
> I think we should bring all the accusations and their refutation on one
> page and then point everyone to that page. This helps us not to type same
> thing again and again. Also our write-ups would become more refined and
> more authentic as they are checked and corrected by many knowledgeable
> Sujal Upadhyay
> "To disconnect from the self and to become Aware of anything else is
> nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi
> He who has faith has all
> He who lacks faith, lacks all
> It is the faith int he name of lord that works wonders
> FAITH IS LIFE, DOUBT IS DEATH - Sri Ramakrishna
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Nithin Sridhar <sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
> > Hello,
> > Some discussions in facebook prompted me to write a small write-up
> > defending Advaita and the Vivarta-vada. I am sharing the same here. Would
> > love your feedback.
> > Regards,
> > -Nithin
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